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WELLESLEY 1974-1975: a call for action 

Florence Davis '76 

If last semester is any indication of the way in which 
Wellesley College deals with controversial issues and 
political conflict, the familiar verbal abuses and time-worn 
rumors should soon begin to fly, fast and hard. 

The chronology of events was swift: from the conflicts 
over the R.A. proposal, a plan to alter and significantly ex- 
tend the role of Vil Juniors, to rooming, to the dining hall 
closings in Shafer and Claflin ... the Administration 
managed to present to the student body a remarkable 
package of fails accomplis. 

There are more issues clamoring for attention this year, 
and a few from last year demand correction. 

"There is certainly no precedent for the 
kind of student responsibility and ac- 
tivism that will be required if we are to 
take a more active role in determining 
our lives here at Wellesley. " 

The most apparent question at hand is, are we, the stu- 
dent body, going to allow decisions to be made in 
Wellesley's traditional parental fashion, or are we going to 
insist that our contributions to the decision-making process 
at Wellesley be taken seriously? 

There is certainly no precedent for the kind of student 
responsibility and activism that will be required if we are to 
take a more active role in determining our lives here at 
Wellesley. Many of the decisions made last year on cam- 
pus, and some of the deliberations on those decisions, were 
carried out with surprisingly (and infuriatingly) little stu- 
dent input. Who is to blame, if blame for apathy can lie 
with anyone specifically, but ourselves? 

It is true that student input seemed to have little to do 
with many of the policies that were formulated last year: 
note the calendar revisions which came out of the Academic 
Council, a body in which students have no vote. 

But, in all fairness to certain members of the Administra- 
tion and faculty, didn't we ask for some of the hassles we 
had last year? Most of the student input in decisions of any 
import, like the calendar revisions, came after the fact, in 
the form of impotent rage, and idle threats. 


An evaluation of last semester's conflicts (forgive us for 
refraining from a complete listing) yields some insights into 
a possible solution to what must be regarded as a serious 
problem at Wellesley College: a consummate lack of com- 

A qualification is in order here: the lack of communica- 
tion is a problem only overshadowed by the type of com- 
munication evident at all levels of the college, a form of in- 
sidious and destructive rumor-mongering that continually 
attacks the same targets (Joyce Wadlington should ring a 
bell), and cites the same sources. 

The pervasive lack of communication, and its corollary, 
a pervasive lack of candor, must be a.priority on our list of 
changes to be affected this year. 

We spend too much time arguing about processes rather 
than issues that have already been decided, one way or the 
other, for better or for worse. 

move forward; can we take a positive stand, make a positi 
effort towards better student-Administration communic 
lion and action? 

"The pervasive lack of communication, 
and its corollary, a pervasive lack oj 
candor, must be a priority on our list oj 
changes to be affected this year. " 

In many cases we had little alternative to rage. We were 
effectively preempted by a politically clever superstructure. 
But superstructures are those mythical political institutions 
which are to be fought against. Students must begin to an- 
ticipate issues in order to play a more meaningful role in 
their resolution. 

The students and the Administration must work 
together, in as much as they can. to prevent the hostilities of 
last semester from reoccurring. How unproductive, how 
frustrating last semester was ... and to no purpose. 



EXTRA!!!!! EXTRA!!!!! 
The Wellesley NEWS has learned that the College- 
Union and Administration have reached a preliminary 
agreement on their various grievances. Although com- 
plete information is not available for release at this 
time, both President Newell and members of the 
Union have assured the NEWS that announcements 
are forthcoming. 

We can avoid preemption of our input if we work to an- 
ticipate issues and force serious consideration of our view- 
points, before a final decision has been rendered. 

What this all comes down to is a new student activism, 
coupled with new and more open communication with ad- 
ministrators like Joyce Wadlington, Joe Keibala, and 

"The lack of communication is a 
problem only overshadowed by the type 
of communication evident at all levels of 
the College, a form of insidious and 
destructive rumor-mongering. 

With this new communication with members of the Ad- 
ministration must be a spirit of positive reaction; not a 
negative reaction of anger or apathy, but an "active" reac- 
tion, a seemingly redundant concept, but one which 
deserves some consideration. 

Active reaction implies a response to the issues at hand, 
and the information about those issues, that goes beyond 
dining hall complaining to attendance at all-college 
meetings, Senate meetings, and yes. those myriad com- 
mittee meetings that seem to generate a substantial amount 
of policy around here. 


The purpose of this editorial is not to spew out the nor- 
mal first-issue-of-the-year carpe diem rubbish. Neither was 

it my intent to place the onus of apathy and potoi campus 

communication entirely on the student body. 

"In Senate, House Councils, at 
Schneider, the buzz of discontent was 
just that, a noise easily blocked from 
one 's consciousness. ' ' 

We spend loo much time arguing ... period. In Senate, , . , 

yr t s ,^.ii b e f B [h stu d en t s are the only ones who can alter the 

House Counci s. at Schneider, the buzz ol discontent was . ' * «—..„*!,, h*; na 

, ■ .u i m i „j r-,™ „ n „'c ^n manner in which campus decisions are presently being 

lust that, a noise ha is easily blocked Irom ones con- ■ . .' •, .. 

-' J made. If we have an uncooperative Administration, then all 

sciousness. . Qf (he angfv edjlona | s jn lnc wor |<j directed to them will 

CAN WE MOVE FORWARD?? have n0 dlcCl 

Lei's pause for a moment in the midst of these The impetus must come from the students and that 

recriminations and accusations from last year. Can we means us. 


Wellesley News 

Letters to the Editor 

Lines plague return 


Central registration can be rationalized as a means of 
coordinating various offices in their attempt to process each 
student. If conducted properly, this process could enable 
each administrative branch to operate more effectively and 

Unfortunately, Wellesley College's first attempt at 
campus-wide central registration resulted in deplorably 
long lines for students and chaos for harried college 

W e agree in spirit with the concept of central registration 
but hope that its implementation will be vastly streamlined. 
Lines ... 

After two years of lobbying by the NEWS, Wellesley 
final!} has an on-campus bookstore located in the basement 
of Schneider Center. This is an addition that should be a 
great convenience for students and faculty alike. 

Some inconvenience, however, prevailed for two weeks at 
Mary Hemenway Hall. Hathaway House's temporary loca- 
tion for the sale ol textbooks. Conditions were cramped and 
crowded, and many students were forced to struggle 
through long lines in order to buy books. Though Mary 
Hem is a great improvement, it is hoped that a better loca- 
tion lor nexl semester's rush on-campus for next semester's 
rush on textbooks. 
Lines . 

As a requirement for graduation from Wellesley, eight 
units of physical education must be completed. Why the 
process of signing up for courses must rival central registra- 
tion in chaos and lime-consumption, remains a mystery. 
Couldn't some sort of pre-registration through the campus 
mail be designed in order to ease the situation! 

Wellesk) s current penchant for long lines has extended 
even to the dining hall Weekends, in particular, seem to be 
a problem: as was evidenced in Pomeroy last weekend by 
the people l-.reed to move out into the hall to eat. Some 
gave up entirely and migrated to Schneider. Perhaps meal 
shifts or even longer hours on weekends for each dorm 
could be arranged to alleviate the problem. 

Winter Study plans may die 

L.isi year, students began to plan a winter-study program 
for Wellcslev uith great enthusiasm. January, four months 
away, is unfortunately too distant now for students to 
realize that, if winter-study is to happen at Wellesley, the 
enthusiasm of last year will have to be doubled ... and soon. 

Steven Nelson, one of the coordinators of the winter- 
study program, says that if students do not come forward 
this month to assist in the planning for the program, winter- 
study will have to be scrapped. 

The College needs a winter-study program to make the 
January break a profitable one for those students who wish 
to participate. The task furce needs students to make the 
program work. 

Students, upset with the prospect of possible fees for 
winter-study, and limited facilities during the month of 
January, now have an opportunity to actively work for 
changes; for a winter-study program in which 'they would 
gladly participate. 

It would be truly unfortunate if winter-study were to die 
i Ik death of so many other programs on this campus ... the 
unevnable result of student apathy and introspection. 

Tolerant freshmen overcome 
Small rooms, dorm food 

This year 507 wide-eyed and not-so-wide-eyed freshmen 
entered Wellesley Vil Juniors. Heads of House, and anx- 
ious parents have all tried to ease the shock of roommates 
singlc-si/ed doubles, eager M.I.T. freshmen, countless 
hours of mane or.entations and class meetings. After hurdl- 
ing tte first obstacles, the challenge of comprehending the 
subtle distinction between "caller" and "visitor", finding 

a™ r ° Ca r ted A n r Vilab ' y ° bsCUre P' aces ' and di ^ing 
dorm, or) food had to be met. NEWS would like to com 

mend those ,.l y 0U who have made it thus far through the 
usual and unusual hassles that befall you upon entrance to 
"his sage institution. 

Annual Cattle Show put on at Harvard University 
?"'■'; ':;'- ' unwanted dim, and the eve, / . 

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Newell apologizes: 
registration problem 

By Burhara W. Newell 
President, Wellesley College 

Open letter to Students: 

You .ire due an apology. Stan- 
ding in the rain or overcrowded 
hallways is a frustrating way to 
begin the year. We are sorry .ind 
wish lo assure you that wc are in 
ihe process of a complete review 
of registration, By way ol un ex- 
planation as to why central 
registration was initialed this fall, 
previously all of the offices in- 
volved were responsible for 
locating each student from whom 
materials were missing. Hundreds 
"I person-hours were required and 
many processes were never com- 
pleted: creating problems 
throughout the year. For example, 
a student is admitted .is an 
emergency to the Infirmary and 
(here is no medical history on Tile. 
a parent calls for a student who 
decided lo live off-campus and 
there is no address on file: a slu- 
deni is expecting a pari of her tui- 
tion to he covered In a loan hul 
never signed her eontrael The lisi 
goes on and on. Gathering ac- 
curate and complete information 
early in the year is essential to ef- 
ficiency in the College, 

You may he interested to know 
that despite the inconvenience. 

1918 students completed the 
process; over 92^1 of the student 
loan papers were signed: over 95 1 
of the Health Forms have been 
collected or Infirmary ap- 
pointments scheduled; offices .ire 
weeks and months ahead on data 
which hits to be collected, com- 
puterized, and. in the case ol 
names and addresses, primed in 
the Director) 

Where do we go from here'' 
Analysis ol the problems, as far as 
ii has gone to dale, shows that the 
problems were within the check- 
ing systems used by individual of- 
fices, thai there was too little 
space and there were lop leu 
stations for each office, that forms 
could have been filled out in ad- 
vance The staff was particularly 
aware that students who had com- 
pleted all the necessary steps over 
the summer were subjected to the 
same inconveniences .is ihosc who 
had neglected to submit materials 
in advance. 

The need for an efficient 
process remains, and we have 
another year lo develop that 
streamlined process. Suggestions 
from students will be welcome and 
should be submitted lo the Coor- 
dinator ol Student Services. Ms. 
Susan l-edo, who is loc. tied in 
Schneider Center. 

New Registration 
Warrants change 

B\ Pamela Spratlen '76 

The purpose of the MIT- 
Wellesley Bus is to provide 
transportation for Wellesley 
and MIT students cross- 
registered in academic 

Other members of the 
Wellesley and MIT com- 
munities (including exchange 
students not travelling directly 
lo or from classes) may use the 
bus on a firsl-come-firsl-serve 
basis as space is available. Ad- 
millance to ihe bus is by 
Wellesley or MIT Identifica- 
tion only and it must be 
presented lo the bus driver 
when boarding Ihe bus. 

On the Wellesley campus, 
only exchange students travell- 
ing directl) to or from ex- 
change classes may board the 
bus at Schneider Center: all 
others must hoard at Jewell 
Road. At MIT only exchange 
students maj board the bus at 
Ihe Sloan parking lot entrance; 
all Others must hoard Ihe bus al 
Bldg. 39. 

The bus schedule this year 
contains a significant change: 
Ihe first hus leaves Wellesley 
campus Monday-Friday at 7:45 

Position Open for Secretary 
treasurer of Senate 

Description of Duties: 

I. Aiiendaneeal weekly Senate 
meetings and the taking of 
the minutes at each meeting, 
flic minutes will (hen he 
typed up and sent to Ihe ap- 
propriate persons 

2. Attendance at weekly Senate 
Executive Board meetings. 

3. General typing duties, within 
reason, as called upon by 
members of the Senate Ex- 
ecutive Board. 

4 Vciing its ireasurcr of 

S. In general, helping to main- 
tain in efficient Senate and 
an efficient College Govern- 
ment Office. 

Applicant can expect lo work 

aboul five hours, on the 

average, every week 

To the editor: 

I .mi writing concerning central 
registration, a system initialed 
last spring and instituted on I 
campus-wide basis for the first 
time this fall. In the past, registr i- 
lion seems lo have been a 
haphazard procedure in which 
each branch of the administration 
tried independently (and wilh 
minimum success) lo process 
siudenis through iis office Hiis 
resulted in double work and over- 
sight on the part of administrators 
and general confusion for 
everyone else The new system 
offered what seemed lo be an 
economical way j n terms of both 
lime and energy to insure thai 
every student be processed 
through all the necessary offices 
wilh a minimum amount of dis- 
order, and within a reasonable 
amiiunt of time 

On Ihe surface (his seems 
perfectly reasonable, and as this 
was ihe initial experiment, 
problems were bound lo arise: and 
they certainly did The atrociously 
long lines were, for me, a minor 
complaint compared to the 
amount of chaos which existed al 
some slops, the Bursary in par- 
ticular. II the system is lo work, 
Ihere must be much more 
organization within the ad- 
ministration than was present this 
yea r 

Above all. I am wondering 
whether a college as small as 
Wellesley needs a bureaucrat., 
mish-mash like thai every year al 
111 While I was a student al 
UCLA, central registration seem- 
ed a perfectly reasonable way lo 
process some 30.000 or so 
siudenis Wellesley is not, 
however, a large university; and I 
sec no reason for so much dis- 
organization in a college with 
total student population of ap- 
proximately 2.000. As our 
numbers are so small, ,t seems 
"ii" il would be possible to handle 

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Magazine, four limes a year 
• lh '"" - 1 " hours each issue' 
53.00 per hour. Faculty wives 
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terested, contact Marv Lyons 
Alumnae Magazine" Olliec 
Green Hall. \ 207. 

(he entire process by mail over ihe 

sunimci Registration 

could be distributed i 

ning siudenis al the end ol second 

semester and sent to 

al the beginning ol iummci mi 

materials could be i nmpleicd and 

returned by it specified dine ll I 

and problems could be taken < 

ol ai the beginning ol fall term 

such a system is impossible ih 

should, ai the vei 

ol staggering people by ilph 

class, eic io relieve tin long 

I here have been m 111 

taking place very rapidly i 
w ellesley which seem to bi im 

ing l|x in • i mi din i 

and no one seems quite sure ■■ 

H is I hope 1 11..1 inn, . ., | J .. ., 

the system will be made in on 
or avoid another ciicus like 
one in -i year 

NEWS states 
Editorial plans 

Wellesley \l \\ s i,„, ,, : 
all letters to the editor and 
that all letters expressing a serii 
opinion be signed on ihi 
that anyone wishing ird 

should be willing to ii 
hersell with her opinions i 
preferring to write h 
mails, rather than 
welcome to dp so and 
available space will he given 
them. Please type all letters and 
comments, double-spaced on < I 
character line (margins 30-6 
and submit (hem lo the NEWS 
ficc .in ihe third llooi of Biffin 
by noon Mond i; 

Nl ws would also lil to 
lend an invitation 10 ho 

would like lo mal e contribution- 
in the form or cartoons, drav 
graphics, etc. \l W 
to be a spol esm in foi thi 
Wellesley ( ollcgc community 
and voui contribution u n 
i" make thai happen 

A ? IUdenI Pos,,,ons °P«" O" Academic Council Committees ' 
Academic Review Board: . Senior representative. Cass of "75 

Board of Admission: 


■no elass requirement 

I representative, class of '75 
Board ol Foreign Student Admission 

Curriculum and Instruction: I student representative, class „f 75 
Financial Aid: I ,,uden. rep. elass of '75 

I Mack student, no elass requirement 
L-brary Policy Committee: 3 student representative, 

I. Cla SS Of 75 I. class,,, 76 I, el. f-77 

President's Advisors Council 

Wellesley News 

Editor-in-Chief r , 

Managing Editor Florence Inn Dam 6 

News |- diior Debbie Zlwot '76 

Editorial Editor s '"" ' w ' ' "•''"' 

Sandra J. Peddi 

Op-ed Editor 

Dt'bra Knopman '75 

'•mernmeni Editor Knopman 7: 

Features Editor ' '" ' "" A "'"" ' 7i 

Wis Editor.. ''"' W( 

Sports Editor .. ! Emily Yojji 

mnh^ Mary I bun 

1 student rep. elass of '75 
Nominating ( ommittee 


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Ad Managers 

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Andrews: A New Chaplaincy 


Susan Andrews 
College Chaplain. 

Editors Note: The Chaplaincy 
column will appear weekly In the 
NEWS. Its purpose will be to in- 
troduce the various members of 
the Chaplaincy Staff to the 
college community. The staff 
members will tell a little about 
themselves and about what 
religious and/or social issues are 
of particular concern to them. The 
column this week Is written by 
Susan Andrews. Acting Chaplain. 

The Chaplaincy at Wellcsley 
College has a relatively brief 
history. Six years ago the Rev. 
Paul Suntmire was hired as the 
College's first full time Chaplain. 
Prior to that lime. Wellcsley had a 
Board of Preachers and a few- 
organized denominational groups, 
but there was no cohesive, cen- 
tralized religious program. Dur- 
ing the past six years a multi- 
dimensional chaplaincy program 
has blossomed, offering to the 
campus community many oppor- 
tunities for worship, value 
clarification, political action, per- 
sonal identity formation, and faith 
development. The denominational 
groups are still strong and iden- 
tifiable, but there are also many 
programs available for general 
religious discussion and action. 

As a student here at Wellcsley 
(Class of 1971), I participated in 
and helped to celebrate the growth 
of religious vitality on campus. I 
now return to the campus for one 
year as Acting Chaplain while 
Paul Sanlmire is on leave of 
absence. Needless to say, I am 
pleased and excited to be back. As 
a student at Wellcsley I majored 
in religion, was active in the 
College Choir, and was Vil Junior 
and House President in Pomcroy. 
I was also an active member of the 
Chapel Community. Being a re- 
cent alum of Wellesley is (I 
think!) an asset that I bring to my 
current work on campus. It is safe 
to say that I know what it means 
to be a student here! 

For the past three years I have 

been studying at Harvard Divinity 
School. I received my Master of 
Divinity degree in June, 1974. On 
September 29(h I will be ordained 
as a United Presbyterian minister 
(you're all invited to come — 
Church of the Covenant. Boston, 
3:00 p.m.). My decision to 
become a Christian minister was 
not an easy one. My father is a 
minister and my mother a YWCA 
executive — so I grew up cloaked 
and cushioned by religion. When I 
arrived at Wellcsley I was deter- 
mined to leave behind all that 
religious stuff and start broaden- 
ing my perspective in other direc- 
tions. My goal was to be a foreign 
service diplomat! Well, it didn't 
work that way. Through the 
academic study of religion and the 
informal life of the Chapel I fell 
back in love with religion. I found 
that it could be intellectually 
stimulating as well as personally 
fulfilling. During my seminary 
career, I became quite involved in 
women's issues and came to 
realize (hat I was called to help 
reform the role of women within 
institutional religion. At the same 
lime, my faith in God gradually 
grew until one morning I realized 
that Christianity had become the 
focal point of my identity as a per- 

There are many concrete, 
everyday issues which I am con- 
cerned about here at Wellesley 
College. It seems to me that 
Wellesley women are trained to be 
competent and strong intellectual- 
ly, but not emotionally. Inferiori- 
ty complexes are rampant around 
this place. I am also concerned 
about the "class system" — the 
obvious separation between 
various segments of the college 
community. Then, along with 
many others. I feel that 
Wellesley has a unique and man- 
datory mission to further the 
cause of women's rights in every 
way possible. I am particularly 
aware of patriarchal patterns of 
authority, theology, and worship 
within the Judaco-Christiun tradi- 
tion and I would like to encourage 
a constructive critique of that 
tradition. I am also acutely aware 
of the issue of female sexuality 
and the decisions and confusions 

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that that part of our identity can 
cause. Then I am concerned about 
Wellesley's role as an agent of 
justice in the world and the con- 
crete ways in which wc can be 
politically and socially involved. 
Finally, and perhaps most impor- 
tantly, I am concerned about ways 
in which all of us can grow in faith 
and service to God. I am con- 
vinced that belief and response to 
God as our Creator, Redeemer, 
and Sustainer is the surest path to 
lives of freedom, responsibility, 
and maturity in the world. 

Please stop by my office and get 
acquainted if you're so inclined. I 
welcome questions, discussions, 
and/or arguments about any of 
the issues I have mentioned. If 
you have religious needs which are 
not being met by the Chaplaincy, 
please let me know. My office is 
206 Schneider (Ext. 721). My 
home extension in the Davis Hall 
Guest-in-Residence Suite is 476. 
Each of you should have received 
under your doors a copy of FREE 
SAMPLE, the Chaplaincy 
brochure. If you have questions 
about any of the programs 
described please call the office. I 
look forward to getting to know 
many of you. 

• • • 

New center brings together 
The sciences at Wellesley 

Dcbra Knopman '75 

For juniors and seniors who 
remember the days before 
Wellesley turned into a trailor 
park for construction men, the vi- 
sion of the two huge steel cranes 
perched on Sage hill had to churn 
up some feelings of nostalgia. 
Although Sage is surely no 
architectural landmark, the 
planners at least had the sense to 
cover the area with trees. There 
sat Sage, untouched for some 40 
years, a temple of science that 
bears a strong resemblance to a 
Monterey cannery. 

Most of the trees are gone now, 
but in their place stand the foun- 
dation and pillars of the new 
Science Center. As one who came 
to Wellesley amidst the overtures 
of my parents that "Oh, isn't it a 
lovely campus!" the present 
appearance of the hill is rather 
disconcerting. Fortunately, 
besides keeping the broadside of 
Sage from open view, the Science 
Center's purpose is to enhance 
Wellesley's science facilities. 
What we now lack is a central 
science library, an active intellec- 
tual exchange between disciplines, 
and an efficient use of equipment. 
The Science Center will 
presumably fill these gaps. 

A few people are working very 
hard to make the trade-off of trees 

for cement more than an even one. 
Ms. Nancy H. Kolodny, Assistant 
Professor oT Chemistry and for- 
mer Dean of the Class of 1976, 
has recently been appointed 
Director of the Science Center, 
replacing Ms. Elizabeth J. Rock, 
Professor of Chemistry, who is 
away on leave for the year. Ms. 
Kolodny's responsibilities lie 
mainly in the operation of the 
Center and the coordination of 
science department activities. This 
is no small task considering the 
66 faculty and 50 additional staff 
that will inhabit the building. 
Leslie Ehrman '72 will continue 
her role begun a year ago as liason 
between architects, contractors, 
and the Wellesley community. In 
addition to the permanent Science 
Center staff, interested faculty 
and students have been meeting 
every few weeks for the past year 
to discuss the plans and offer their 
suggestions and expectations for 
(he new building. 

The Science Center Committee 
met on Wednesday, September 4 
to bring members up to dale on 
the summer happenings. At long 
last the Chemistry Department 
received a $17,000 grant from the 
National Science Foundation to 
purchase such essentials as gas 
chromatographs (useful for all 
you organic chemists out there). 
Ms. Kolodny announced that a 
proposal will be presented to the 


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• • • 

Claudia Stone "75 

This semester the Wellesley 
NEWS is starting a new page 
dedicated primarily to faculty and 
guest contributions — the Op-ed 

Op-cd is journalese for the page 
of opinions and observations that 
appears opposite a paper's 
editorial page. The Op-ed page 
was i little used format which is 
I isl becoming a familiar way for 
presenting diverse views. The 
September edition of Time 
Magazine explains that one 
reason for the increasing populari- 
ty of the Op-cd page is the recent 
Supreme Court unanimous deci- 
sion declaring as unconstitutional 
the Florida law which permits 
newspapers to refuse to print 
letters in response to editorials. 
As a result it is now more impor- 
tant for newspapers to "seek out 
and print all sides of every issue" 

says George R. Packard, ex- 
ecutive editor of the Philadelphia 
Evening Bulletin 

By instituting an Op-cd page in 
the Wellesley NEWS it is the 
hope of the staff that the space 
made available on the page will 
encourage students, faculty and 
uucsis to write articles about any 
subject they feel is of interest. 

This page will be especially 
geared towards faculty con- 
tributions so that there may be a 
greater awareness among the 
students of faculty activities. To 
further the communication 
between faculty and students the 
"Grapevine" is going to be re- 

The Op-ed page provides space 
for anyone to express views on 
any topic. The scope is purposely 
undefined in the hope that this will 
encourage students, faculty and 
guests to write about whatever in- 
terests them. 

Johnson Foundation on 
September 27 for funding to 
create a health studies program 
for Wellcsley 

Like most committees, the 
Science Center Committee begets 
other committees. One of the 
more interesting offspring is the 
Solar Energy Committee, urged 
on by the trustees' plea for energy 
conservation. The top solar 
energy expert in the country was 
called in for consultation with 
architect Charles Rogers and the 
Environmental Concerns Com- 
mittee. This group voted to 
recommend that a solar energy 
system be planned for the Science 
Center. The Building and 
Grounds Committee will probably 
acl on the matter at their October 

In c.ise you were baffled b> the 
number flung at you at step 2 of 
registration, that was your very 
own computer number. Terminals 

arc located in Green basement, 
Sage, and Pendleton. Unfor- 
tunately, the lecture halls in Sage 
that were supposed to be com- 
piled lor use this fall will not be 
ready until second semester. On a 
more encouraging note, Ms. 
Kolodny claimed that the new 
library will almost be completely 
classified by the Library of 
Congress system prior to the 
opening of the Center. To mourn 
the passing of the Dewey Decimal 
System, an ecumenical memorial 
service will be held in the Science 
Center Office September 31. 

This column will appear 
regularly in NEWS to keep you 
informed of Science Center 
progress and events taking place 
in the Wellesley science communi- 
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board for research, ideas, and 
debate. Suggestions and con- 
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Newell studies sex discrimination rules 

By Lin Frackman '76 

The proposed regulations for 
Title IX of the Education 
Amendments of 1972 were releas- 
ed bv the Department of Health. 
Education and Welfare (HEW) on 
June 18, 1974. These regulations 
are not final and HEW is 
soliciting comments and 
criticisms. After reviewing them, 
HEW may make changes in the 
regulations before submitting 
them to the President for ap- 
proval. These guidelines, when 
adopted in final form, will outline 
the procedures that HEW will 
follow in implementing Title IX. 
which forbids discrimination on 
the basis of sex in all federally 
ussisted education programs and 
institutions. Title IX covers 
students and employees, and 
iffects all educational institutions 
which receive federal grants, loans 
or contracts (except those in- 
stitutions which because of their 
unique characteristics arc ex- 

In view of Wcllcsley's committ- 
ment to women. President Newell 
wants to comment on proposed 
regulations and submit the written 
comment 10 HEW. However, 
before doing this, she has set up 
an office to examine the guidelines 
and their impact on Wellesley and 
on higher education in general, if 
ihej were approved by the Presi- 
dent Affirming her interest in 
these guidelines. President Newell 
said in her convocation speech on 
September 4. 1974: *'A seren- 
dipitous event that is in keeping 
with our centennial year and my 
own conviction that Wellesley has 
a unique obligation to speak from 
ils history, experience and success 
in the education of women so that 
others of the higher education 
community may hear is this fall's 
national attention on women's 
education. The Department of 
Health. Education and Welfare, 
has requested educators to com- 
ment on the federal guidelines 
that are intended to make a reality 
the non-discrimination clause of 
the education act. The right and 
wrong of federal regulations are 
\ not easily determined."' 

At the same time as Mrs. 
Newell is examining the 
guidelines, the Commission on 
Community Life will examine the 
ways in which Wellesley would be 
in violation of the regulations and 
will recommend changes. One of 
the more obvious areas in ques- 
tion is the College's policy on 
employment. Last spring, on two 
separate occasions, the secretaries 
and matrons employed by the 
College protested against dis- 
crimination in division of work 
and in salaries by the Administra- 
tion. Evelyn Kcenc. reporting for 


of Student 

All heads of student 
organizations must contact 
Angela Freyre, '76, Vice- 
President for On-Campus Af- 
fairs, to lake part in an 
organizational meeting. This 
meeting will follow the Student 
Leadership Conference (Sept. 
20) and budgets and activity 
coordination will be discussed. 
Angela lives in Claflin, 235- 

59 Central St. 







the Boston Globe, wrote in that 
paper on June 2. 1974: "At every 
gale to the campus stood pickets, 
matrons and custodians of the 
college, protesting the college ad- 
ministration's alleged discrimina- 
lion policy againsl women 
employed by the college... Last 
month, matrons and custodians 
were merged into one category 
wilh a raise in pay for the 
matrons. The union claims 
matrons have since been given an 
increased work load which 
burdens the older women." As of 
this dale, no chages in policy have 
been announced. 

The principal areas covered by 
the proposed guidelines arc ad- 
mission policies, treatment of 
students, and employment prac- 

Lcadership Conference 

This year, the Student 
Leadership Conference will be 
held on Friday, September 
20lh. Th/ decision was made 
to have the Conference on a 
weekday in part due to dif- 
ficulties in finding a lodge ren- 
ting on weekends and to enable 
more faculty members and ad- 
ministrators to attend. The ti- 
tle of the Conference is "The 
Next Hundred Years", and has 
been designed to cover many 
topics. It is hoped that it will 
provide a sense of continuity 
with last year's conference, in 
that the discussion groups will 
be oriented towards finding 
solutions for the problems thai 
were recognized last year. 
Although the Conference is 
only open to student leaders, 
and representatives of the 
faculty and administration, it is 
the people who are represented 
by these leaders who arc im- 
portant, and everyone is urged 
to contribute ideas. To make 
suggestions contact your 
House President or Linnv Lit- 
tle. 75. President College 

lices. The regulations for ad- 
missions are thai all institutions 
which have discriminated on the 
basis of sex must eliminate this 
practice and take remedial action. 
However the regulations do not 
apply to pre-school training, 
elementary schools, secondary 
schools, private undergraduate 
educational institutions, public 
undergraduate institutions that 
have traditionally and continuous- 
ly been single sex, or military 
schools. If a school wants to 
receive Federal assistance it could 
/ not divide students into courses on 
the basis of sex. a graduale school 
could not require women to have a 
higher grade point average than 
men. and a nonprofessional 
school which had limited women 
enrollment would be required to 
recruit a larger number of women. 
As the guidelines apply to treat- 
ment of students classes could not 
be offered exclusively lor men or 
women. Men and women would 
be eligible for all school benefits ' 
and scholarships except foreign 
scholarships (e.g. Rhodes 
scholarship.) In addition, the 
regulations say thai women shall 

have equal opportunity to par- 
ticipatc in all athletic programs. 
The guidelines pertaining to 
employment call for the applica- 
tion of Title IX's prohibition of 
discrimination because of sex to 
such matters as criteria for 
employment, recruitment policies, 
standards of compensation, 
promotion, tenure, job classifica- 
tion, fringe benefits, marital or 
parental status, advertisements of 
job openings, and prc- 
cmploymenl inquiries. 

Members of some women's 
groups have objected to the 
guidelines of Title IX. contending 
I hat as now stated, the guidelines 
leave too many unanswered 
questions, too many loopholes 
(e.g. military institutions. Rhodes 
scholarship) and represent loo lit- 
tle, too lute. Some school ad- 
ministrators object to the 
regulations saying that it is a big 
step in the direction of govern- 
ment intervention in university 

For a more complete descrip- 
tion of the guidelines or for more 
information, contact Mrs. 
Newell's office. 

Linny Little, '75, President of College Government 1974-75, smiles in 
spite of the job (hat she faces this year. 

(Photo by Sasha Norkin 75) 

regulations say that women shall Newell's office (Photo by Sasha Norkin 75) 

Chief Justice r eports .seven students found guilty of cheating 

By Abby Franklin 75 men. lo the Honor Code. ninc caseSi sevcn invo|vcd ch 

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Work load 
Senate encourages students to 
speak lo their professors about 
adjustments in work load as a 
result of the calendar change. 
Complaints should be written 
to Linny Little. 75 President of 
CG, Freeman, or Arthur Gold, 
Director of Education 
Research and Development. 

Chief Justic e 

Wellesley College students have 
been governed by an Honor Code 
since 1918. It was j n thai year 
that students and faculty together 
made an agreement that created 
student self government. 

The Wellesley College Honor 
Code has remained the same in 
the intervening 56 years. It is -till 
an expression of the collective 
ideals of an academic community. 
But like all ideals that a com- 
munity strives to maintain, the 
Wellesley College honor code 
needs lo be periodically reaf- 

The Wellesley community is 
currently re-examining its com- 
mittment lo personal integrity and 
I rust as expressed in the Honor 
Code. This evaluation seems par- 
ticularly appropriate during a 
time of national reflection on the 
ethical lessons of Watergale. 

A group of students, faculty and 
administrators have been assess- 
ing our Honor Code since the spr- 
ing of 74. The fundamental con- 
clusion reached by this Honor 
Code Committee (an ad hoc com- 
mittee of Senate) was that our 
community needs lo be made 
more conscious of its Honor Code 
and the judicial legislation that 
supports it. Their recommenda- 
tion was that every member of the 
community receive the informa- 
tion necessary to make an in- 
telligent decision concerning the 
extent of their personal committ- 

ment to the Honor Code. 

Though the Committee had 
been mandated by Senate to 
develop an Honor Code pledge 
system lo he implemented this 
fall, the members felt that many 
unresolvable problems existed in 
such a system. Instead, the Com- 
miltce has sought lo promote a 
belter understanding of our 
judicial system through ihe dis- 
tribution of the yellow booklet 
"General Judiciary Procedures 
and Guidelines" and through Ihe 
distribution of copies of the 
Wellesley College Honor Code. 

As registration ended last Fri- 
day no formal pledges of support 
for the Honor Code were 
solicited. Instead, it is hoped by 
the Committee that the Wellesley 
community will take the requisite 
lime lo reflect on the meaning of 
the Honor Code. 

By Abby Franklin 75 
Chief Justice 

1 1 is established in Section D 
(Records of Student Disciplinary 
Proceedings) of Article IX. the 
Judicial System of the Wellesley 
College Articles of Government, 
thai "at the end of each academic 
year, the records of General 
Judiciary shall be published in the 
Wellesley News, with names and 
other identifying facts deleted to 
protect the anonymity of the in- 
dividuals involved. 

General Judiciary 1973-74 sub- 
mits here the report it made at the 
end of Ihe year for the informa- 
tion of the college community. 
During the period of January 22, 
1974 lo June 21, 1974 General 
Judiciary considered nine cases 
brought lo ils attention. Of the 

nine cases, seven involved charges 
of plagiarism, one involved the 
charge ol cheating on an examina- 
tion, and one involved the charge 
of violating college residence 

A General Judiciary hearing 
panel which included the Chief 
Justice, two students, two faculty 
members, and a dean met to con- 
sider these cases. During the 
course of the semester, they 
returned seven verdicts' of guilt 
and in two cases they acquitted 
i lie students charged. 

Penalties invoked by the 
General Judiciary ranged from a 
failing grade for the course in 
question, lo a failing grade for the 
piece of work in question, to a 
probalional period of scrutiny 
where the students in question 
were asked to demonstrate accep- 
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(Phoro from Wellesley Alumnae Magazine, Winter 1974) 
By Patricia Mell 75 

The demand for equality for women came very early 
in the United States but it was only a small voice amid 
the of changing time. Careers for women were 
rarities. A college education for women had no mean- 

In September of 1875, in his address to the first class 
of Wellesley women, Henry Fowle Durant, founder of 
Wellesley College, gave a college education for women 
a meaning. Its "real meaning", said Mr. Durant, "is 
revolt ... it is the assertion of absolute equality we 
expect every one of you to be in the noblest sense 


His aim was (o educate 
women so thai they might be 
strong and self-reliant. He 
wanted to educate women who 
would reject the norm of 
"feminine behavior" and who 
would strive for and achieve the 
right of all humanity-equality. 
In effect, Mr. Durant, a 
gentleman of a more quiet age, 
founded a college of women 
reformers — women activjtisls. 

In observance of the centen- 
nial celebration, the Wellesley 
News will endeavor to retrace 
the steps of the founding and 
building of Wellesley College. 

This issue, we will feature 
the founder, Henry Fowle 

Henry Fowle Duranl was 
born Henry Welles Smith on 
February 20. 1822. His father, 
William Smith, was a lawyer 
and Henry was to follow in this 

Wcllesley's story actually 
started when the young Henry 
was sent to attend a private 
school in Waltham run by a 
Mr. and Mrs. Ripley. Mrs. 
Ripley was said to have been a 
remarkable woman. At "seven- 
teen, she had become a fine 
Latin scholar and had read also 

A 19th Century Meaning 
For Women 's Education 

all of the Odyssey in the 
original ... She became one of 
the best Greek Scholars in the 
country ... " She also studied 
mathematics, astronomy, psy- 
chology, theology and both 
modern and ancient literature. 
Above all, she maintained 
modesty and "had no desire to 

Mr. Durant was often 
quoted as saying that "she had 
great influence in inclining his 
mind in later life to the higher 
education of women." 

After completion of his 
studies at the Ripley's school. 
Henry Smith went on to study 
law at Harvard. He graduated 
in 1841. From 1843 to 1847, he 
practiced law at Middlesex and 
between 1847 and 1863, he 
practiced as a member of the 
Suffolk Bar. 

It was in Boston that Henry 
Welles Smith had his name 
changed by an act of 
Legislature. He had it changed 
to distinguish himself from the 
eleven other Smiths that were 
practicing law in Boston at the 
time. This was particularly im- 
portant since there were even 
two other Henry Smiths. The 
names Fowle and Durant were 

Science building an education in itself 

By Patricia Mell '75 

"A Science Center is a 
sophisticated place, so the 
architects feel that the 
sophisticated workings of the 
building itself should be visible." 
This is the basic philosophy of the 
designing architects of Wcllesley's 
new Science Center as stated by 
Science Center Coordinator 
Leslie Ehrmann. The Science 
Center's projected total comple- 
tion date is January 1977. 

Everyday, approximately 60 
men work at the site. They will 
work right through the winter, 
and progress now "is good." This 
was not the case during the 
summer. On July 3, 1974. 
progress was hailed by a strike of 
the iron workers, painters, and ce- 
ment finishers. The men went, 
back lo work July 30. A second 
delay came with another strike 
and the subsequent stranding of a 
crane in New York. 

The Science Center will cost 
about l3'/< million dollars to build 
and the Buildings and Grounds 
Committee has approved ap- 
proximately S50.000.00 to incor- 
porate energy saving devices into 
the building. The construction 
work is under a guaranteed max- 
imum cost. This means (hat unless 
fundamental changes arc made in 
the building, the cost will remain 
the same. 

The two most important 
features of the new building will 
be "flexibility and visibility." The 
building itself will he an educa- 
tion. No effort has been made to 
hide the workings of the building. 
Ducts, switching gear and even 
the plumbing will be visible. 
Everything will be color coded is 
lo its function. Upon completion, 
any student walking through the 
building will be able lo see whai is 
going on in the laboratories 
around her. In this way, she will 
be exposed to the workings of all 
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ed to things ordinarily closed to 
her, if she were not enrolled in a 
particular class. The labs were 
buill on the open planning 
philosophy. The labs will be divid- 
ed by such lab equipment as hoods 
and storage bins — not walls. In 
this manner, the labs can be 
rearranged lo fit changing needs. 

The new building, which in- 
cludes a library, is scheduled to be 
completed first. After this. Sage 
will be renovated, The only excep- 
tions to this are the lecture halls in 
old Sage which might be finished 
for use second semester. 

Even though (he 1977 comple- 
tion deadline is a bit distant for 
most students, the Science Cenler 
Committee, composed of 
representatives of all the science 
departments, both faculty, and 
students, has constantly made 
decisions concerning the building. 
The color committee has voted on 
colors for the interior of the 
buildings. They decided on having 
a neutral background highlighted 
by primary colors blue, green, red, 
and yellow. The classrooms will 
have rust colored carpeting and 
the chairs will be cither bright red 
or orange. The furniture will be 
upholstered in the library and 20% 
of the desks and chairs in the 
building will be especially for left- 
handed students 

The Science Center library will 
hold 225 people and with the 
current 61.000 volumes, the 
library will be prepared for at 
least 20 years of expansion. All of 
(he stacks will be arranged so lhal 
a person standing at the back of 
the library can look through the> and out onto the meadow 
at the front of the building. 

The front of old Sage will 
become an inside wall. A focus, 
consisting of the offices of 
departmental chairmen and 

secretaries will be constructed 
directly in front of old Sage's 
front door. The focus will be only 
one level and similar lo a mez- 
zaine. The new building will have 
Tour levels, two will be lab floors. 
The only laboratories remaining 

in Sage will be those of electron 
microscopy, human performance, 
ecology and botany. 

The building will be air con- 
ditioned if the Central Chilling 
System is built. 

Construction on the new science center was halted by strike which left 
one crane stranded in New York. 

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family names. 

In 1854, Durant married a 
cousin. Pauline Fowle, and two 
children were born. The first 
child was a son, Harry, and a 
daughter, Pauline who died in 

Mr. Durant's reputation as a 
skillful lawyer won him much 
notoriety. A 1909 New York 
Tribune article entitled 
"Anglo-American Memories" 
gave the following description 
of him. "He had a powerful 
head, chiseled features, black 
hair ... and eyes which flashed 
the lightnings or wrath and 
scorn and irony; then suddenly 
(he sofi rays of sweetness and 
persuasion for (he jury. He 
could coax, imimidate, terrify; 
and his questions cut like 
knives." Mr Durant had 
almost never lost a case. 

This Henry Duranl was a 
shrewd "man of (he world ". 
The Henry Duranl lhal round- 
ed the college was born with 
(he tragedy that struck his 
family in 1863. 

In 1855. Mr. Durant 
purchased land in Wellesley 
Village with the intention of 
building a summer home for 
his family. The first house was 

situated "near what is now the 
college greenhouse", but Mr. 
Durant intended to build the 
new home on the site of the old 
Stone Hall near Lake Waban. 
He continued to buy land in 
Wellesley Village (which was 
then part of Needham). With 
this land. Mr. Durant intend- 
ed lo build an estate for his 
small son Harry. These dreams 
died in the summer of 1863 
when Harry died of diphtheria. 
The Durants were so dis- 
traught at their loss, thai "Mr. 
Duranl gave up his lucrative 
law practice, turned to religion 
and after much soul-searching, 
decided to establish the 
Wellesley Female Seminary in 

From its beginning, 
Wellesley was not closed to the 
poor. According lo Mr. 
Duranl, "The first object and 
duty or the true patriot should 
be to elevate and educate the 
poor," and besides that, "One 
calico girl was worth two velvet 

The first stone was laid in 
1871 and the Wellesley Female 
Seminary became Wellesley 
College in 1873, The doors 
opened to its first class on 
September 8, 1875. 

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In Memorium: Curtis Shell 

By Amy Goodfellow 76 

Curiis H. Shell. Class of 1*>I9 
Professor of Arl al Wcllesley, 
died Saturday 3 Augusl 1974 in 
ihc Newion-Wellcslcy Hospital 
following a brief illness. A 
member of (he Welleslcy faculty 
since 1953. Mr. Shell achieved in- 
ternational recognition in the field 
of Renaissance Art while he en- 
joyed the respect and popularity 
of students and faculty. 

Born in Vienna, Austria in 
1921. Mr. Shell studied at the un- 
iversities of Munich and Rome 
and spent six years in the Fine 
Arts and Monuments Division of 
the U.S. Army before receiving 
his M,A degree from Stanford, 
and his Ph.D. from Harvard. 

An authority on early 
Renaissance painting and 
painters, he did extensive research 
on Fra Filippo Lippi. In 1971 he 
was exclusively permitted to 
publish ongoing restoration of 
Lippi's mural in the cathedral of 
Prato. His research for this and 
other projects was furthered by 
numerous grants including a Har- 
vard University Bacon Fellowship 
in 1953-4; the Huber Award from 
Wcllesley College in 1957; a 
Guggenheim Fellowship and 
Fulbrighl Research Grant during 
a sabbatical leave in 1961-1962: a 
Ford Found .it ion- Welles ley 

College matching grant in 1968- 
1969; and a Schcpp Foundation 
Fellowship in 1970-1971. 

His publications include his 
doctoral dissertation, a number of 
articles for An Bulletin, the En- 
cyclopedia of World Art. and the 
Encyclopedia of World 
Biography, a Catalogue of Euro- 
pean and American Sculpture, 
Paintings and Drawings at 
Wcllesley College (1958), various 
other catalogues for Wcllesley, as 
well as additional articles in both 
English and German. 

Mr. Shell participated in the 
restoration of the works of arl in 
Italy after (he flood of 1966. He 
was a member of the executive 
committee of the Save Venice 
Committee and the Florence 
Supervisor of the Committee for 
Ihc Rescue of Italian Art. In 1972 
he was awarded the medal of and 
membership in the Italian Star of 
Soldiarity with the rank of 
Grande Administrator for his 
work done on this committee. 
Mr. Shell was an honorary guest 

of ihc Italian Government and 
symposium participant upon the 
opening exhibition of all restored 
art works damaged by the floods. 
He held memberships in the 
College Art Association, the 
Renaissance Society of America, 
and was a Senior Fellow of the 
Harvard University Center for 
Renaissance Studies — which he 
helped to direct 1966-67, as well 
as an Associutc of the German 
Institute of Art History, and the 
Accademia dellc Arti Del 

While al Welleslcy, Mr. Shell 
served us department chairman 
for nine years. From 1966-1968 
he was co-chairman of the 
Welleslcy Friends of Art. 

Mr. Shell is survived by his 
wife, Janice Evans Shell of 
Wcllesley. and two children by a 
former marriage. Andrea and 
Oliver Shell. 

A memorial service for Mr. 
Shell will be held on Wednesday, 
September 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the 
Main Gallery of Jcwett. 

The late Professor Curtis Shell in his beloved Jcwett. 

We lies ley Supports the Arts in 74-75 

What will you be doing during 
January??? Do you want to 
help make something happen 
at Welleslcy in January??? 
Meeting, Tuesday, September 
17. 4:30 p.m. in Davis Lounge. 
Schneider Center for anyone 
interested in helping with 
Winter Term. If you are will- 
ing to help, but cannot attend, 
contact Steve Nelson, x 702. 

By Sharon Collins '77 

Events at Wcllesley involving 
music, art, and theatre are 
numerous during the first 
semester of this academic year. 
The music department will be par- 
ticularly active in sponsoring and 
presenting a large number of con- 
certs, most of which will be given 
on Sunday afternoons and 
evenings, a good time for 
Wcllesley students to take a break 
from strict academics and to pur- 
sue a bit of extra-curricular 
cultural development. Also, 
many interesting, upcoming 

events arc associated with the 
program on surrealism which will 
be concentrated in the week of 
October 7-12. To present a more 
organized and chronological view 
of first semester arts events, they 
shall be arranged bv month. 

SEPTEMBER: On September 
22. the Brandeis Chamber 
Orchestra will present a program 
of I8lh century keyboard concert 
at 8 p.m. in Jcwett. On 
September 29. the Man Ray Ex- 
hibition will open in (he main 
gallery of Jewell. The exhibition 
is a display of photographic works 
by Man Ray, who was one of the 


founders of the Dada Movement 
in America and was an original 
contributor to the succeeding 
movement, surrealism. On 
September 30. there will be a lec- 
ture on the Man Ray Exhibition 
at 8 p.m. in Jewell. 

OCTOBER: On October 2. in 
Alumnae Hall, the Mayling 
Soong Foundation will present the 
National Shadow Theatre of 
Malaysia. The shadow theatre is 
probably one of the oldest 
dramatic forms of Southeast 
Asian cultures; it makes use of 
marionettes which arc made of 
engraved and painted buffalo-hide 
or ox-hide. Each civilization has 
adapted it to (heir own beliefs and 
aesthetic laws. October 7 - 12, as 
mentioned previously, is the week 
of the symposium of surrealism. 
During those days, there are lec- 
tures, films (several by Bunucl), 
plays, panel presentations, and 
other events all related to the cen- 
tral topic of surrealism. On Oc- 
tober 13, the Wcllesley College 
Choir will sing with the Lehigh U 
Glee Club. October 18. 19. and 20 
will be Wcllesley "s Fall Weekend 
— the planned events for (he 
weekend will soon be announced. 
On October 19 at 8 p.m. in Jewell 
will be "Musica Viva", a program 
of contemporary, avant-garde 
music. This concert is one that 
the music department is especially 
excited to present, and they are 
counting on a large attendance. 

NOVEMBER: On November 
3. (he music department presents 
"Collegium Musicum Welleslicn- 
sis", a program of early music. 
On November 4 al s p.m. in 
Alumnae Hall, ihe Boston 
Symphony Winds will perform. 

Welleslcy College has contributed 
to the Symphony Pension Fund, 
and Ihe wind musicians have 
donated (heir time to give us a 
concert on that date. On 
November 9, the Welleslcy 
College Choir will sing with the 
Air Force Cadet Chorale in the 
Chapel at 8 p.m. On November 
7,8 and 9, there will be plays put 
on by the Shakespeare Society at 
the Society House. On November 
15 and 16. the Welleslcy Ex- 
perimental Theatre will perform 
an experimental production at 8 
p.m. in Jewell. The Lalin play 
will be performed on Nov, 22nd 
and 23rd. and on November 24, 
Ihe Chamber Music Society will 
give a concert. 

Walch (he Arts Section of the 
NEWS for more detailed articles 
on upcoming events. 

Work and Study ABROAD 

Wednesday, September 18, 
Room 442. Green Hall. 
For members of the Class of 
1975 considering the 
possibilities of study or work 
abroad in 1975-76. Informa- 
tion about admissions 
procedures to foreign univer- 
sities, scholarships for study 
abroad (including Marshall, 
Fulbrighl, and Doris Russell), 
and opportunities for work 
abroad will be presented. 
Application deadlines for many 
of these programs to go abrojd 
are very early. 

A member of the National shadow Theatre of Malaysia in rehearsal. 

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By Mary Young '76 

The quadrennial fracas of 
physical education registration 
was clearlj preempted by. 
,\\ clleslc) s chaotic central 
registration, hut for three days 
lasi week the crowds at Mary 
Hcmcnwaj still perpetuated the 
myth of a leisurely year's begin- 

\n estimated 901 students sign- 
ed up for courses in three sessions, 
held Wednesday for up- 
perclassmen and Thursday even- 
ing l»r freshmen and sophomores 
Fridaj ^.is open for all students 
to grab any course slois remain- 

Office 3 in Mars Hem was the 
scene of mass confusion as 
students from ever) class crowded 
in Wednesday Three out of the 
four class deans reportedly an- 
nounced the wrong information at 
class meetings earlier in the mor- 
ning. In any event the 50 "■ ceiling 
scl on upperclass enrollment in 
each course was reached easily in 
the more popular sports. This 
fall's sports season appeared to 
bring oui uppcrclassmen who 
were somewhat panicked about 
their lack of gym credits. 

•\ serpentine line of freshmen 
and sophomores some si\ to eight 
bodies wide wound all the waj 
around Mar) Hem Thursday. 
\h. mi 600 patient underclassmen 
were able to gel inio a course, in- 
cluding over 1(10 freshmen, accor- 
ding to a student helping with 

New coach faces long course 

Ann Rovtbolham shows proper tennis stance in her first day as one of 
the (wo nev. p.E. instructors. 

(Photo by Sasha Norkin *75) 

Hockey squad has skill, spirit 


In addition, uboul 155 indepen- 
dent registrations are expected 
once the final counting is com- 

\ppurentl) about 150 persons 
weni home empty-handed, 
however, as courses permitted by 
their schedules were filled. By 
Friday's end registrants found 
onl) a ver\ lew openings left in the 
entire 54-course offering 

By Caroline I'risman '77 

After two undeleated seasons of 
play ii looks as though ihc field 
hockey learn is headed for another 
year of the same. On the first day 
of practice 50 girls, both beginners 
and experienced players, arrived 
al the field read) to dribble and 

The enthusiasm was over" helm- 
ing and. coupled with ihc superb 

There was plenty of action Monday when the field hockey 
assembled to ready for their third straight undefeated season. 
_ (Photo by Marv Young "76) 

learn lennis 
Hits Wellesley 

\\ elleslcy Tennis embarks on a 
team-onl) phase this fall, in con- 
trast lo die recreational emphasis 
given the spori in years past. 

The team will practice Monday 
through Wednesday under the 
tutelage or Physical Education 
Inslruclor Darcy Holland, who 
faces ihe prospect of culling to 19 
in numher Ihe 32 players who 
showed up al ihe first practice 
Monday Thursdays are reserved 
for recreational tennis run by 
students since Miss Holland musl 
attend Academic Council. 

Ginger Home 76 is head of 
tennii this war and leads a lisi of 
returnees that includes Ghislainc 
W.iin '76. Lucy Brown '75, 
Sash;, Norkin '75, Bclsj Monrad 
76 I inda Tuduro '77 and Becky 
^'i/el '76, among others. 
Notably missing this year arc 
I arolinc l .irrar and Laura 
Lorcnz. both juniors on leave, 

The spring season will be 
recreational lennis only, Miss 
Holland wiid She is coaching 
lennis while Assistanl Professor 
Ann Batchclder is on leave • i 
Batcheldcr, who teaches tennis, 
squash and golf, is working on her 

instruction of Coach Sheila 
Blown and ihc leadership of 
Shelb) Riddle "76. the captain, 
enormous results are expected. 

The schedule this year includes 
games ai Boston College on Oct. 
9 here against Jackson on Oct, 16 
at 4 p.m.. al Smith and Trinity on 
Oct. 29, at home opposite 
Worcester on Oct. 31 at 3:15 p.m. 
and al RadchTfe Nov. 7. 

Ifyou are interested in playing 
hockey, with or without ex- 
perience, don't hesitate to come. 
Practices are Monday through 
Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00. If 
not, at least attempt to get lo one 
of the games and give the team 
your support. Excitement and 
good hockey are assured. 

S.A. Ponders 

By Mary Young '76 

The Sporls Association will 
begin a year of decision this com- 
ing week as they ponder cutbacks 
in intercollegiate sports at their 
first meeting. 

Facing budget restrictions like 
any oiher campus organization, 
S.A. has received proposals lo 
drop ihe ski learn and shift to in- 
Iramurals certain other sports 
such as basketball and volleyball. 

Representatives from each 
sporl make up S.A., which spon- 
sors sporls activities on campus. 
Sport heads for fall sports include 
Shelby Riddle '76. field hockey, 
Ginger Home '76, tennis and Sue 
Day '76, crew. 

On Wednesday S.A. par- 
ticipated in the open house forstu- 
denl organizations al Schneider's 
Davis Lounge, where sport heads 
were available lo answer 
questions. Anyone who missed 
the open house can contact these 
representatives in their dorms. 



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By Peggy O'Neal '76 

The intercollegiate crew team 
got off lo a promising start Mon- 
day when over 40 rowers showed 
up for the organizational meeting. 
With about 10 veterans back 
from last year's learn, including 
coxswain Mary Stephenson and 
stroke Donna MacLaskey, several 
rowers who have come up from 
dorm and class crew and a lew 
who have rowed with other 
schools and teams, the leam has a 
good core of experience and 

Miss Mayrene Earlc is the 
team's coach this year. A 
Northeastern graduaie. she is new, 
to Wellesley and lo crew. 
Hardworking and dedicated, she's 

learning about both very fast. She 
has organized a running program 
lor ihc learn that will be a ureal 
help for this fall's races 

Fall is the season for the Head 
ol the Charles. The 3-mile race- 
draws learns from all over the 
United Stales and Canada. The 
course runs from ihe B L) 
boathouse upstream past Har- 
vard. This year's race is October 
27. during October break, unfor- 
tunately. Last year there were 2N 
women's eights entered. 
Wellesley finished 20th and is 
hoping lo do heller this year 

The crew team will have three 
oilier races Ibis fall. All races 
have been eviended from I000 to 
1 500 meters as of ibis year. This 

hurts Wellesley , as Lake Waban is 
so small that the team can only 
row an 800-meter course in prac- 
lice Wellcslcv is also hampered 
l>\ not having a racing eight to 
lake lo races The leam has been 
fortunate in borrowing boats in 
the past, bul has often not known 
until right before a race whether 
ihe) would be able to row or not. 
I i.i year al Ihc Head of the 
( h irles ihc boal they borrowed 
leaked so badly that Ihey had 
mi ci al inches of water in the boal 
by the lime ihey docked. 

As always ihe team is looking 
forward lo a season of hard work, 
early mornings, and fun. Come 
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